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Waldo Pafford students learn of career

A career fair was held at Waldo Pafford Elementary School on Jan. 22 to encourage students to think about their future.

February 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


MMS sweetheart crowned at dance

February 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Reading turns faculty into tacky tourists

February 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA sends seven to statewide honors band

February 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


Long County school honors semester stars

Smiley Elementary chooses two students from homerooms each semester to be the "semester superstars."

February 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


AG nixes plans to divert HOPE money

ATLANTA - Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker says Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposal to use lottery funds to replace general revenue funds for certain educational programs probably violates the state Constitution.

Baker sent a letter on Monday to the governor and legislative leaders stating his position.

February 16, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Long County STAR banquet Tuesday

The Long County Chamber of Commerce will have its STAR Student and Teacher recognition banquet Tuesday.

It will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Long County Senior Citizen Center as part of the Chamber's general monthly meeting.

February 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Jordye Bacon has spelling bee

Jordye Bacon Elementary hosted its annual spelling bee on Jan. 21. There were eight fourth-grade participants and six fifth-grade participants.

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


LFMS star students honored at breakfast

February 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


District tending to Coastal Academy

Though Hinesville's Coastal Academy is housed in an older, sometimes fickle building, the Liberty County school district has been quick to address recent issues. In January, a representative of the academy shared news of a leaky roof and heating problems at the school during a community forum hosted by the Liberty County Board of Education.

February 13, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


STAR luncheon set for Feb. 18

The annual STAR student luncheon, sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Bethesda Church, 116 Patriots Trail in Hinesville. STAR is a statewide program to recognize high-achieving students.

February 12, 2010 | Staff report | Education


Blind student honored for essay

Fifth-grader Na'im Harris, 10, is probably more prepared for a natural disaster than most adults, and his creative expression of this knowledge recently earned him an honorable mention in the Ready Georgia art and essay contest, which recognizes National Preparedness Month.

February 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


Post foresters take lessons to students

The Fish and Wildlife Branch at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield is educating children to be good stewards of the environment.

February 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty students in reading bowl

With help from Liberty County School System faculty, a passion for reading also meant an academic competition, the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, for students.

February 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Perdue proposes overhaul for teacher pay

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is pushing legislation that would pay Georgia's teachers based on student performance, not their advanced degrees.

Sen. Don Balfour, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, is introducing the bill.

February 09, 2010 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Education


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Aggressive new Nevada school vouchers put private schools in reach of all

Nevada went all in on school choice this month, with the new GOP legislature passing and the GOP governor signing a sweeping bill offering parents direct access to the money used to educate their children.

June 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Freewheeling through childhood? Democratic schools put kids in charge, eliminate curriculum, and the

On a recent Friday afternoon in a sleepy suburb just west of Chicago, 5-year-old Zeke Banks faces several teenagers seated at a table.

June 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


China uses drones to catch cheaters on college access exams

The world's toughest exam has driven Chinese students to extremes, including suicide, but cheating will be a little tougher if a plan in Henan province, 400 miles south of Beijing, pans out.

June 16, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Students listed on Button Gwinnett Elementary School's final honor roll of the year were:

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Young people, not without hope, are now most impoverished demographic

A report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, an economic cooperative of 34 countries including the United States, found that poverty rates are now highest among young adults ages 18-25.

June 15, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Education


Attending a graduation? Keep your cheers to yourself

Three people in Mississippi faced charges of disturbing the peace, with possible $500 fines and even six months in jail for shouting a graduate's name at a Senatobia High School graduation last month.

June 15, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No furloughs for Liberty schools in 2015-16

Liberty County School System employees will not have to endure any furlough days next year, Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee announced at Board of Education meeting on Tuesday evening.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Education


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